5 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex, 1 Less Outbreak, As Of Thursday

Thursday August 6th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 2,356. They say 2,006 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,351 on Wednesday August 5th to 2,356 on Thursday August 6th and 260 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 1 of the 5 cases is an agri-farm worker, 1 case is a healthcare worker who works in Michigan, 1 case is travel-related (from Michigan), and 2 cases are from the community

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Thursday and the local death toll stands at 71.

As of Thursday, 9 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 6 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

The Health Unit lists one retirement home, Augustine Villas, as still under outbreak.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Wednesday, the Health Unit listed the following workplaces under outbreak:

  • 6 farms (4 in Kingsville and 2 in Leamington)
  • 7 manufacturing facilities (2 in Windsor, 2 in Tecumseh, 1 in Leamington, and 2 in Kingsville)
  • 1 construction company in Leamington

As of Thursday, the Health Unit lists the following workplaces under outbreak (an decrease of 1 since Wednesday):

  • 6 farms (4 in Kingsville and 2 in Leamington)
  • 6 manufacturing facilities (2 in Windsor, 2 in Tecumseh, 1 in Leamington, and 1 in Kingsville)
  • 1 construction company in Leamington

A workplace outbreak is declared when two or more employees test positive for COVID-19 within a reasonable timeline to suspect transmission in the workplace, according to the Health Unit. Officials with the Health Unit have said a workplace will only be named if a threat to the public exists.

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